“Hampton Roads Welcomes Lionsbridge FC”

“It’s about more than soccer. It’s about community. It’s about a family night out. It’s about local flavor.” Newport News is excited to welcome Lionsbridge Football Club to the area with games beginning in May 2018.

Not long ago, bringing high-level soccer to the area was a dream for local businessman, Mike Vest, Dan Chenoweth and Kevin Joyce. Now, thanks to their hard work and a very excited community, that dream has become a reality. The team will play in the Premier Development League (PDL) of about 75 teams that Vest says represents the best amateur soccer in the nation.

POMOCO Stadium will be home for the team named after the iconic bridge in nearby Mariners’ Museum Park. The coaching staff will recruit players from area and state schools, including CNU, William & Mary, Virginia Wesleyan and Old Dominion.

Lionsbridge FC’s owners want to make the games more than just sporting events. Each game will be preceded by a ‘pre-game community festival’, featuring live music, a beer tent, food trucks, bounce houses  and other family-friendly activities. Don’t miss the fireworks displays as well! Ticket prices will be $8 for adults and $2 for children. Season tickets are also available for purchase.

Tradition Brewing Company will have craft beer on site at each game. Fans have the option to watch the games up close and personal at the Tradition Sideline Lounge at POMOCO Stadium. Tradition will also host Lionsbridge FC events, including ‘St. Patricks Day Human Foosball Tournament’.

For details information and more about the team, click here.

“Halloween Bash” at Yankee Candle Village

Tricks and Treats for the entire family! Gather the little ones and head to Williamsburg for some festive fun. Saturday, October 21st, Yankee Candle Village will host a family friendly Halloween Bash.

This event will feature fun activities for every age group. There will be snacks, drinks and some very special appearances. ‘Paint a Pumpkin’ with Mrs. Claus and enjoy special pricing on ‘Halloween Dip your Own Critters’. There will also be face-painting, balloon art and a fortune teller.

Wear your best costume to compete for some awesome prizes. This event is from 12-6pm.

For more info, click here.

“Art & Sculpture Festival” in Port Warwick

A wide array of artists’ booths will line Styron Square this weekend in Port Warwick. The Art & Sculpture Festival returns October 14-15th with fine arts, live entertainment, food, beer and wine.

The festival will feature 100 artists, a fabulous lineup of eclectic music each day and a tent for young collectors. Enjoy strolling the square stocked with world-class fine art, gourmet food vendors and family friendly activities.

Don’t forget to visit the local chic boutiques, award winning restaurants and other unique businesses in the Square. Saturday hours are from 10-6pm and Sunday from 10-5pm.

For more info, click here.